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Databinding with DataGridView in ADO.NET

Posted by A K Articles | ADO.NET January 19, 2012
In this article you will learn how to bind data to a DataGridView step-by-step.
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DataGridView is very powerful and flexible control for displaying records in a tabular (row-column) form. Here I am describing a different way of databinding with a DataGridView control.

Take a windows Form Application -> take a DataGridView control.

 

Follow the given steps.

Step 1 :
Select DataGridView control and click at smart property. Look at the following figure.



Step 2 : After clicking, a pop-up window will be open.



Step 3 : Click ComboBox.



Step 4 : Click at Add Project Data Source (Look at above figure). A new window will be opened to choose Data Source Type.



Step 5 : Choose Database (By default it is selected) and click the next button. A new window will be open to Database Model.



Step 6 : Select DataSet (By default it is selected) and click the next button. A new window will be open.



Step 7 : Click at New Connection button.



Step 8 : Write Server name, User name and Password of your SQL server and select Database name. Look at the following figure.

Step 9 : Click "ok" button. After clicking ok button, you will reach the Data Source Configuration Wizard.

Step 10 : Click the next button.

Step 12 : Click on Table to explore all tables of your Database. 



Step 13 : Click on the selected Database table to explore all columns.



Step 14 : Check the CheckBox to select columns.



Step 15 : Click the Finish button. You will note that the DataGridView will show all columns of the table (Here, "Student_detail").



Run the application.

Output

Now we bind the DataGridView with database by code. Take another DataGridView control and write the following code on the form load event.

using System;
using
System.Collections.Generic;
using
System.ComponentModel;
using
System.Data;
using
System.Drawing;
using
System.Linq;
using
System.Text;
using
System.Windows.Forms;
using
System.Data.SqlClient;
 

namespace
DatabindingWithdataGridView
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }
        SqlDataAdapter dadapter;
        DataSet dset;
        string connstring = "server=.;database=student;user=sa;password=wintellect";
        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            dadapter = new SqlDataAdapter("select * from student_detail", connstring);
            dset = new System.Data.DataSet();
            dadapter.Fill(dset);
            dataGridView1.DataSource = dset.Tables[0].DefaultView;
        }
    }
}
 
Run the application. Output will be same as above.

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